Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12

The 12th and final project in my  Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this fabulous shaker card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is the final project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class. Last year, I designed a shaker card that was a hit, so I chose to make another one.

This year’s uses the fabulous Stitched Stars Dies.

My colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Gold.

The cut out has a piece of Window Sheet attached to hold the shaker pieces. Foam Adhesive Strips are stuck to the back.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is then filled with Sequins for Everything, plus a star cut from Gold Foil Sheets.

When the shaker piece is assembled and secure, the extra Gold stars were added.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project is finished with some coordinating Gold Metallic Pearls.

Here is my coordinating box.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Countdown to Christmas Series and that it has given you a touch of inspiration for your own Christmas projects.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED STARS DIESRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4GOLD FOIL SHEETSVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINDOW SHEETSSEQUINS FOR EVERYTHINGMETALLIC PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEFOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11

Another project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class is the 11th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Every year, one of these cards is suitable for children. This fun easel card is the one for this year.

It starts of as a rooftop and when it is open, it shows the chimney and Santa’s feet sticking out.

Each side of the fold is tiled using Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobler and Cajun Craze. The snow on the ridge and chimney is from the Penned Flowers Dies.

For the chimney, Gray Granite is embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Santa’s legs are made from Poppy Parade, edged with Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. Basic Black boots are cut using the ghost shape from the Halloween Punch. This punch is on the Last Chance Products list, so make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on one.

To secure the easel card when it is opened, ‘Ho Ho Ho’ is cut out using the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each of the letters is coated in Wink of Stella before being stuck to the Basic White piece.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This piece is attached using Dimensionals to ensure the card sits in place.

As with all the projects at this class, the attendees made a box for the card. Here is mine.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BRICK & MORTAR 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERHALLOWEEN PUNCHPLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESPENNED FLOWERS DIESPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10

The 10th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this card from my recent Special Christmas Cards online Class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At my Special Christmas Cards Class, each attendee makes three cards. These are the sorts of cards that you would give in person, rather than post.

It has become tradition over the years that one project at this annual class is a poinsettia design. This year’s design has a White and Gold theme.

Using the Poinsettia Dies, the shapes are cut from Vellum and the 12×12 Gold Shimmer Vellum. This Gold Shimmer Vellum is on the Last Chance list, so make sure you grab a pack.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A swoosh of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon is added for the poinsettia to sit on. If you want to learn how to create a swoosh like this, take a look at my Top Tip, Tricks & Techniques video on it.

Each of the layers is stuck together with a combination of Glue Dots and Dimensionals. The attendees could decide how much depth they wanted to give their project.

Once the poinsettia was sat over the ribbon, some Wonderful Gems were added to each corner and one in the centre. The Wonderful Gems are also on the Last Chance Products List.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the cards, the attendees made a box for the card to go in and decorated them as they liked. This is the one I created for this project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POINSETTIA DIESGOLD 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SHIMMER VELLUMVELLUM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9

The 9th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is a card with no stamping. It’s also a great project for using your DSP.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the Mini Catalogue as my starting point. My cardstock colours of Pear Pizzazz and Basic White then mirror this.

Cutting the piece of DSP in half shows both sides. The join is covered with a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon,

Three trees are then cut out from another piece of DSP with the Pine Tree Punch.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are assembled together to create a 3D effect. What is great about this effect is that it flattens down in the envelope for posting.

The trees sit on layered shapes cut from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Finally, a sparkly Wonderful Gem tops the tree.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design can be used to create other Christmas cards too.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPINE TREE PUNCHHIPPO & FRIENDS DIESPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGOLD 3/8&QUOT: (1 CM) SHIMMER RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8

The next project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is another project from my recent Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Well, in fact it’s actually 3 projects as I’m sharing the rest of the projects from the class. I’m concentrating on this one, but the other two are at the end of this post.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We’re still trying to decide if this is a reinguin, a pendolph, or something else!

All the projects from the class used the Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

This project uses Cherry Cobbler.

The penguin is stamped, punched and the feet are added. Then, the antlers are stamped near to the top of the circle, cut using the Layering Circles Dies.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Glittered Organdy Ribbon is then added. With the circles layered, these then sit over the end of the ribbon to make it look like a hanging bauble.

Next, a bow made from the ribbon sits at the top.

A sparkly red nose, from the Holiday Rhinestones are then added.

Finally, a few more coordinating rhinestones are dotted across the project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The next project is this cute penguin with a Coastal Cabana flare created with a Sponge Dauber. You could also use a Blending Brush. He sits on a pretty snowflake.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

And finally, this cute penguin who is wrapped up warm in the snow. It uses Shaded Spruce as the main colour.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Last week’s project is here. Do you have a favourite from the class.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)WHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKLAYERING CIRCLES DIESSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE


Extra items for Snowflake project
COASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWONDERFUL SNOWFLAKESSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS


Extra items for Snowy Scene project
SHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDOUBLE OVAL PUNCH

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #7

The 7th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this card from my recent ‘Crack Your Christmas Cards’ class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At the class there were 16 cards to make, 4 each of 4 different designs.  This is the first project.

It’s similar to this poinsettia project I shared a few weeks ago. I love reusing designs, it’s such a quick and easy way of making something new.

All of the projects from the class use the Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch from the Mini Catalogue.

In the Class Kit, the attendees also received some Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Holiday Rhinestones, as well as all the cardstock they needed.

My colour combination is Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Basic White, plus Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for the penguin.

To begin, the background is randomly stamped, using the snowflakes and star images from the set.

Then, lengths of the ribbon are added to look like a present.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The penguin is stamped and punched out using the Bundle, plus a hat and scarf are fussy cut.

Two shapes are cut using the Essential Tag Punch. These are offset and the penguin is then adhered on top.

This section is raised up using Dimensionals.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally,  a few coordinating Holiday Rhinestones are added to the project.

Keep an eye out for the other projects from this class.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ESSENTIAL TAG PUNCHTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6

The next project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is another great card that can easily be made in multiples.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the tried and tested Real Read, Garden Green and Basic White colour combination.

Using the snow image from the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, a background is stamped.

Then, a circle and a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies are cut out. One of these is stamped with a sentiment from the Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Set.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With this sentiment, the accents couldn’t be anything other than holly!

The new Holly Border Punch from the Mini Catalogue creates the holly leaves. These are attached with a combination of glue dots to the sentiment and Mini Dimensionals to the background. This gives a bit more depth.

Finally, three red Wonderful Gems create the holly berries, with three of the clear ones added to the background.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HOLLY JOLLY WISHES CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)NATURE'S BEAUTY CLING STAMP SETHOLLY BORDER PUNCHLAYERING CIRCLES DIESGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #5

It’s time for project 5 in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series and I’ve created this poinsettia Christmas Card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Many of you will know that I love a poinsettia project for Christmas.

In fact, it has become tradition that there is a poinsettia project at my annual Special Christmas Cards Class.

This card uses a traditional Real Red and Old Olive colour combination.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the background, I’ve used a Blending Brush to create a red area behind the poinsettia.

A couple of lengths of the pretty Gold Shimmer ribbon create the present effect. This then has a tag cut from the Tailor Made Tags dies, stamped with a sentiment from the Penguin Place Stamp Set. It’s attached at the outer end using Dimensionals.

The Poinsettia Dies provide the focal piece. These pieces are layered together in an offset way. Using Tear & Tape, this is stuck to the project.

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella and a sequin from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack add some sparkle to the centre.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POINSETTIA DIESPENGUIN PLACE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)TAILOR MADE TAGS DIESREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESGOLD 3/8&QUOT: (1 CM) SHIMMER RIBBONEXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4

Countdown to Christmas 2021 project 4 is the first bonus project from October’s SSOTM and it’s obviously another penguin card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used Balmy Blue and Basic White, with Black and Pumpkin Pie for the penguins.

The Bark 3D Embossing Folder makes a great water effect for the background.

Then, a piece of ice is created using the Layering Diorama Dies. My sentiment from the Penguin Place Stamp Set is stamped onto it. You can use any sentiment you like.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, it’s time to stamp and punch out the penguins using the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Builder Punch from the Mini Catalogue. This is where you can add hats, scarves, bow-ties, bows too.

They are all placed to look like they are peering out from behind the ice. To make them look like they are sticking up from the water a little, I’ve only stuck the bottom part of the penguins down, leaving their heads unglued.

Finally, some of the clear circle gems from the class kit are added for a touch of sparkle.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SILVER & CLEAR EPOXY ESSENTIALSTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKLAYERING DIORAMA DIESBARK 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3

The third project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is a project from this week’s SSOTM Class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At least one of the projects from the class was designed with Christmas in mind. Who couldn’t love this cute scene?

Along with the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Punch Bundle from the Mini Catalogue, it uses the retired SAB Penguin Playmates DSP. If you have this DSP in your stash, this is a great project to make.

You will notice the design is similar to the project in the SAB Brochure.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the snow drift stamp from the set, this is stamped several times onto the white piece of card. I then cut along the top line and stuck it onto a piece of Balmy Blue, stamped tone-on-tone with the snowflakes image. This gives the impression of a snowy scene.

Just Jade provide the trees, with one cut out and stuck behind the snow at the top.

Each of the animals are cut out, the penguin with the punch and the others by hand. These are then stuck onto the scene, with the fox raised on Dimensionals at the front. A Just Jade hat is then added to the polar bear.

My sentiment is stamped onto  a shape from the Messages Die and this sits on a swoosh of the Baker’s Twine from the Class Kit.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the silver diamond gems from the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are dotted across the sky to look like stars.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSILVER & CLEAR EPOXY ESSENTIALSBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMESSAGES DIEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS